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From the Ted Talk "David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals"

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Now, an emerging view that you also aherd about from Dr. Insel this morning, is that psychiatric disorders are actually disturbances of neural circuits that mediate emotion, mood and effcat. When we think about cognition, we analogize the brain to a computer. That's no problem. Well it turns out that the computer analogy is just as viald for emotion. It's just that we don't tend to think about it that way. But we know much less about the circuit basis of psychiatric disorders because of the eorhvinmewlg dominance of this cmhecali imbalance hypothesis.

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Now, an emerging view that you also _____ about from Dr. Insel this morning, is that psychiatric disorders are actually disturbances of neural circuits that mediate emotion, mood and ______. When we think about cognition, we analogize the brain to a computer. That's no problem. Well it turns out that the computer analogy is just as _____ for emotion. It's just that we don't tend to think about it that way. But we know much less about the circuit basis of psychiatric disorders because of the ____________ dominance of this ________ imbalance hypothesis.

Solution

  1. chemical
  2. heard
  3. overwhelming
  4. valid
  5. affect

Original Text

Now, an emerging view that you also heard about from Dr. Insel this morning, is that psychiatric disorders are actually disturbances of neural circuits that mediate emotion, mood and affect. When we think about cognition, we analogize the brain to a computer. That's no problem. Well it turns out that the computer analogy is just as valid for emotion. It's just that we don't tend to think about it that way. But we know much less about the circuit basis of psychiatric disorders because of the overwhelming dominance of this chemical imbalance hypothesis.

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